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Largest water and marine park opens in South Africa
POSTED 05 May 2004 . BY
A 16-hectare waterpark, uShaka Marine World, will open to public later this week in the Point Precinct of the coastal city of Durban.

The $125m (£70m) park will be based on three separate themes, but its centrepiece will be the Phantom Ship – a wreck of a 1940s steamer which spans over 80m in length.

Guests will be able to visit a themed underground oceanarium (uShaka Sea World), a waterpark (uShaka Wet ‘n Wild World) and a retail village (uShaka Leisure World).

The oceanarium will boast one of the world’s largest collections of rays and sharks, while facilities include a 1,200-seat dolphin stadium, a 300-seat seal arena, a penguin rookery and a snorkel lagoon – offering the opportunity to swim with fish in a safe environment.

A 500m themed walk will take visitors through the oceanarium, which has over 200 different species on show in seven large ocean tanks and 25 smaller tanks.

Overall, the park’s water volume is 17,500cubic metres, making it the fifth largest aquarium in the world.

Meanwhile, the Wet ‘n Wild World offers guests one of the world’s largest water slides, The Great White, and a number of other rides including the Duzi Adventure River, which that takes visitors all around the park.

Other water rides include the Kamikaze speed slide, the super-fast Stuka slide with a near-vertical drop and the Zoom-Zoom five-lane speed racer slide, offering guests the chance to race each other.

Visitors will also be able to order poolside meals from the uShaka Leisure World, which consists of an 11,000sq m Village Walk with 89 shops and restaurants.

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Largest water and marine park opens in South Africa
POSTED 05 May 2004 . BY
A 16-hectare waterpark, uShaka Marine World, will open to public later this week in the Point Precinct of the coastal city of Durban.

The $125m (£70m) park will be based on three separate themes, but its centrepiece will be the Phantom Ship – a wreck of a 1940s steamer which spans over 80m in length.

Guests will be able to visit a themed underground oceanarium (uShaka Sea World), a waterpark (uShaka Wet ‘n Wild World) and a retail village (uShaka Leisure World).

The oceanarium will boast one of the world’s largest collections of rays and sharks, while facilities include a 1,200-seat dolphin stadium, a 300-seat seal arena, a penguin rookery and a snorkel lagoon – offering the opportunity to swim with fish in a safe environment.

A 500m themed walk will take visitors through the oceanarium, which has over 200 different species on show in seven large ocean tanks and 25 smaller tanks.

Overall, the park’s water volume is 17,500cubic metres, making it the fifth largest aquarium in the world.

Meanwhile, the Wet ‘n Wild World offers guests one of the world’s largest water slides, The Great White, and a number of other rides including the Duzi Adventure River, which that takes visitors all around the park.

Other water rides include the Kamikaze speed slide, the super-fast Stuka slide with a near-vertical drop and the Zoom-Zoom five-lane speed racer slide, offering guests the chance to race each other.

Visitors will also be able to order poolside meals from the uShaka Leisure World, which consists of an 11,000sq m Village Walk with 89 shops and restaurants.

MORE NEWS
Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle East.
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness
Korean scientists have developed a dynamic way of adjusting the difficulty of video games – by estimating the players' emotions based on in-game data.
VAC 2022 conference programme and 25 speakers announced
VAC 2022 has announced the final line-up of 25 top attractions sector speakers set to appear at the conference on Thursday 13 October.
Foster and Partners reveal design for sustainable marine life centre on the Red Sea
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The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
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DIRECTORY
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13 Oct 2022

VAC 2022

The ICC Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
25-28 Oct 2022

Synergy - The Retreat Show

Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
+ More diary  
 


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